Winner of “THE ABCs OF DEATH 2” Search Announced; Watch Here


Following a bigger, badder and unquestionably more disgusting Search for the 26th Director, the winner of THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 competition has been announced.

Robert Boocheck’s stylish, and ultimately hilarious “M IS FOR MASTICATE” will take the last slot in the upcoming anthology sequel, which again finds an ensemble of acclaimed globe-spanning filmmakers crafting short horror films around each letter of the alphabet.

Boocheck joins a mean, mean roster, the entirety of which consists of Julian Barratt of The Mighty Boosh; Israel’s Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (BIG BAD WOLVES, RABIES); Japan’s arthouse provocateur Sion Sono (COLD FISH, SUICIDE CLUB); Academy Award-nominated animator Bill Plympton; ROOM 237 mastermind Rodney Ascher; Filipino icon – and Director’s Fortnight inductee – Erik Matti (ON THE JOB, MAGIC TEMPLE); Lithuania’s Kristina Buozyte and Bruno Samper (VANISHING WAVES); SPLICE and CUBE’s Vincenzo Natali; indie horror icon Larry Fessenden (THE LAST WINTER, HABIT); THE STATION’s Marvin Kren; Todd Rohal (THE CATECHISM CATALYSM); Canada’s king of lo-fi, Steven Kostanski (MANBORG); Cuba’s Alejandro Brugués (JUAN OF THE DEAD); acclaimed UK commercial director Jim Hosking; Japanese monster-maker Hajime Ohata (HENGE); Canadian short film wizard Chris Nash (SKINFECTIONS); France’s Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo (INSIDE, LIVID); E.L. Katz (director of the SXSW breakout hit CHEAP THRILLS); twin auteurs Jen and Sylvia Soska (AMERICAN MARY, DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK); A LONELY PLACE TO DIE’s Julian Gilbey; Brazil’s most controversial filmmaker Dennison Ramalho (NINJAS and LOVE FOR MOTHER ONLY); the founder of Nigerian “Nollywood” cinema Lancelot Imasuen; THE LEGEND OF BEAVER DAM and the upcoming STAGEFRIGHT’s Jerome Sable; and animator Robert Morgan – creator of the BAFTA Award nominated short BOBBY YEAH.

“The quality and quantity from this year’s competition was simply extraordinary,” notes producer Ant Timpson. “The imagination on display from all corners of the globe foretells a strong and robust future for the horror scene. Long live the new flesh indeed.” In keeping with that sentiment, Drafthouse Films has announced ABCs OF DEATH 1.5: THE 26TH DIRECTOR EDITION, a feature-length anthology showcasing the finest entries in this year’s competition, chosen exclusively by the film’s producers. Drafthouse Films will digitally release the spin-off anthology during first quarter 2014.

THE ABCs OF DEATH 2 is expected in 2014 from Magnet Releasing. Until then, get your first glimpse with “M IS FOR MASTICATE” below.

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